This blog is dedicated to the memory of David Weintraub, who took on insidious astroturfers and won.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

American Communism and Socialism at the Movies

this image and the other one below were found
through Karen Morley, Communism and Our Daily
by Anna

Despite Karen Morley claiming otherwise, she was a beautiful woman. What she wanted to be known for was not looks or glamour but her acting talent. She was certainly a major actress of the thirties. She had great parts in movies such as Scarface, Mata Hari, Our Daily Bread, Dinner at Eight, and many other quality films.

I first became aware of her watching a movie called The Healer. It told the story of a doctor played by the underrated Ralph Bellamy. The doctor was being pulled between the forces of high society offering avenues to so-called success versus being a regular guy doctor for regular people. Though this flick is not highly rated at, I thought it was pretty good. It can seen here. I've said this before. If you find a good movie at youtube, you need to watch it sooner rather than later. While some good films are in the public domain, many such as Sunset Boulevard are not. That one, for example, is not likely to survive for long, no matter how creative the uploaders are in coding the movie title.

One regret I had with a previous entry including screenshots of blacklisted actors and actresses was that I didn't include Karen Morley. A look at her imdb profile shows that she was perhaps hurt by the blacklist as badly as anyone. Dalton Trumbo was able to get around it a bit by using pseudonyms for his written work. An actress like Morley had no ability to do that. Maybe she could have gotten plastic surgery, but with a mug like hers, that would have been criminal.

Some have mistakenly argued that Our Daily Bread was not a promotion of socialist values. Of course it was. While it wasn't promoting any push for a political revolution, it did advocate people pulling together and working for the common good. In the movie, folks hit hard by the Depression joined forces as a farming community to produce their own food and society. It had nothing to do with looking for handouts. If anything, it's been the conglomerates who've been milking the capitalistic system. A phrase was even coined for this. It's called corporate welfare.

Our Daily Bread for at least now is available for viewing through youtube.

Salt of the Earth

This movie was put together by people who had been blacklisted. It's director, Herbert Biberman, was one of the Hollywood Ten. Only two of the actors were well-known. Will Geer played the evil sheriff. If that name sounds familiar, it's probably because he played Grandpa Walton. Like Karen Morley, he too had been blacklisted for having progressive values. The other semi-famous person in Salt of the Earth was Rosaura Revueltas, a well-known actress from Mexico. The beauty of this movie was not only did it cover discrimination and class issues, it also brought a message of anti-sexism. This movie appears to be in the public domain. Here it is.

I'll finish this entry with two quotes.
Karen Morley: Nobody could imagine just how terrible McCarthyism would be. So many careers went down the toilet.

Will Geer: I'm a lifelong agitator, a radical. A rebel is just against things for rebellion's sake. By radical, I mean someone who goes to the roots.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Hunters are Scum

It's tough to not think this world is evil. Some self-absorbed, Massachusetts redneck sees nothing wrong with taking life. She boasts of eating the meat of her victims. She made the front page of The Boston Globe website today for torturing a huge alligator for over two hours before finally killing it. Here is today's worst person in the world.

Fitchburg woman bags colossal alligator

Mara-Christian with her very large alligator.

Here's a random video from the past to take your mind off of that. I think this one is about child abuse and the oppresive nature of church indoctrination, but I'm too lazy to get to the bottom of it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

An Article With No Apology by Carole Pellatt

This is a cross-post from AAANI. I think this was well put together by one of my internet friends. To check out my introduction and follow up responses, please go to that link. There are a few things I don't agree with her, but I'm not going to copy and paste that here.



An Article With No Defense
By Carole Pellatt

I’m writing this article for a few reasons. The first and most obvious reason is that I haven’t published a photo essay in over a year. Due to this fact, I have received many enquiries from people who frequent my website as to my reasons for seemingly falling off the radar. I feel that a lot of people have counted on my voice to speak honestly regarding the issue of spraying by airplanes, and I want to assure them that I haven’t changed my position or hypothesis one iota.

Another reason for this article is that over the years I have been careful and responsible in publishing research to back up any claims or accusations I’ve made with numerous sources of indisputable factoids ie; published scientific research papers, military reports, government oversight reports, facts dredged up during lawsuits, etc. This was done because that’s how all good research is published, and I wanted to give the benefit of the doubt to all my readers that they earnestly were seeking to get to the bottom of this.

It seems that in this day and age of “cut and paste” arguing and publishing, and the complete breach of the internet as a place to acquire free information, my corroborating evidence has been ignored by many people who inevitably accuse me of being a “kook”, “conspiracy theorist”, and just plain stupid. Apparently, many of the people who dogpile onto the “chemtrail” debate are merely sharks trolling the internet seeking their next engagement of anonymous aggression. These people are self proclaimed “experts”. Proclaimed so because they can win arguments from the bully pulpit of an internet forum hiding behind an anonymous name.

These being the facts of my own experience, I decided to write an article that breaks all the rules of a good researcher: I’m going to address the many enquiries as to what I am currently doing in regards to the spraying and what I think the spraying is all about. But this time I will discuss what my gut feelings are and what my instincts tell me regarding what is going on in the sky. And I’m not going to back it up with any evidence. All my claims can be substantiated with a little research, which is how I came to these conclusions. As my guitar teacher Joe used to tell me about learning to play, “No one can do it for you.” The facts of my research are indisputable and easy to find, so you don’t need my help for that.


One of my major concerns during this publishing hiatus has been people who need guidance, corroborating evidence, a hypothesis, or serious background information on dangerous, damaging, and proven lethal government, corporate, and military programs. I encourage you to read my article “CONNECTIONS, Yes We Are Being Sprayed.” This paper represents hundreds of hours of research from scores of sources that are independent from one another. There you will find all the defense, and corroborating evidence for my “outrageous” claims. I stand by the conclusions I reached after the years of exhaustive research that went into that article. Please use the link provided or one linked from my website to access "Yes We Are Being Sprayed", as this article has been plagiarized on the internet and the wording changed. This includes sites like "Educate Yourself", who refuse after 2 communications to use my original words. The version currently being "cut and pasted" around the internet had been edited by the Idaho Observer and the end product did not represent my feelings, words, or intentions. I hold no malice towards them for interpreting my words to represent their feelings, but what came out at the other end was a shock to me.

As well, I did a short film called "WHO ARE YOU" which is bursting with my photos of aerial assaults, obvious examples of weather modification, and the movement of barium clouds by electro-magnetic waves. One complaint my detractors had was how quickly the written information passed. For all their "tech savvy" on internet forums, it's too bad they don't know how to use the pause button on "youtube".

Good people who have supported me over the years, I am still here. Mostly researching. And also checking that what I wrote in the article, “Connections”, stands the test of time. I do not need to keep publishing the same conclusions over and over again.

I also have spent countless hours updating my I SEE LINES website. To aid in research, I have updated the downloadable reports" page. The links were constantly being compromised by the Mac server and I apologize for any inconvenience it caused. All reports should be easily accessed now.


There are a few reasons why I haven't published new photo essays. One thing is that I was starting to feel like I was publishing the same photos over and over again. There are over 50 photo essays on my site http://www.iseelines ( I SEE LINES ). If I see something new, I will publish it. But we are well into the scientific programs that involve spraying the globe with metallic based aerosol conductors. And, over the period of 50 or so photo essays featuring hundreds of photos, I think I’ve covered the different faces of our fake sky. I encourage you to go back to these photo essays, TODAY'S WEATHER, and read them. And please continue to share them. They are as relevant today as when I first published them.

Another thing I noticed about my photos over time is that they no longer seemed "horrible" to the general public. They looked "normal", or even, routine. There was a window of time when it went from sporadic-although regular spraying of the sky for more decades than most people realize, to full blown checker-board, plaid, and mostly horrifying spraying patterns. That was before the situation became normalized after so many years, so many tv shows, films, commercials, ads, weather channel graphics, news station graphics, credit card graphics and talk show set designs. These images featured new patterns that were merely there when new media was being created. However, there is a legitimate question as to whether or not there had been a backstage machination within the media to rush these images along. This type of "power of suggestion" propaganda is not a new tool of civilization.

Now, our fake sky is a normal sight. These patterns have been burned into the right hemispheres of those who have grown up with a different memory of the sky. Some people notice and don't care, some people never see it. And a whole new generation of children has grown up seeing lines and "X"'s being sprayed, completely unnatural cloud formations, pollution, and unnatural weather patterns that they perceive as "normal" cycles of the earth they live upon. Just as every generation obliviously inherited a landscape that was more damaged and less organic than it's predecessor's. It’s everywhere, and my photos merely depict what the new “normal” is.

I must qualify at this point, that when I use the term “normal” to describe the sky, that doesn’t mean it’s okay. The term "water pollution" is “normalized”, but it’s not okay with me. Just as water privatization is considered a "normal business practice", it's not okay with me. Air pollution is a “normal sight,” but it horrifies me. Clear cutting old growth forests is “normally practiced”, but it’s not okay with me. Oil spills are a “normal occurrence”, but they’re not okay with me. I'm sure every living creature that is not human would agree with my gut instincts on this.

And if we add humans to this train of thought; Banks stealing money from hardworking people is “normal” but it’s not okay with me, nor is homelessness, or poverty by design, racism, perpetual war, refugee-ism or slavery. Nothing is as it seems and "normal" is further and further from the kind milk of mother nature every day.


Well, is the sky "normal", or is it a "conspiracy of normalcy"? Unfortunately, I feel that what we are currently witnessing is the new "normal". The tragedy of the rape of the our sky could only be considered a "conspiracy" or "conspiracy theory" if the facts, the reports, the books, the patents, the statistics, the profitable industries, and the scientific papers describing these occurrences and practices were kept a big "secret". But they're not. There are literally thousands upon thousands of papers, books, and articles on weather modification and other actions that span more than a century.

There is an endless supply of legitimate information on experiments, research, events, practices, drills, and occurrences of anomalies such as military chaff, man-made aerosols, liquid droplets, vapors, gasses, electromagnetic waves, lethal frequencies-both audible and inaudible, weather modification-both extreme and benign, poisonous chemicals and biological agents that have been created in labs and strewn about the earth, in bodies of water, in clouds, in the troposphere, the stratosphere, the mesosphere, and the atmosphere. These toxic mimics have been harvested, injected, propelled, detonated, leaked, beamed, spilled, and sprayed into our environment. We've eaten them, and they have eaten us.

You could spend a lifetime reading technical papers on heinous crimes against man and nature. This should put to rest any discussion of conspiracy theories. And it should remind us that anyone who uses this expression is merely displaying an abysmal ignorance of reality.

Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

Let’s discuss a few of the arguments regarding what people call chemtrails. First of all, I do my best to never call them “chemtrails”. I hold no resentment for those that do, but I choose my words differently. For many reasons. The first being, that I don’t see them referred to as “chemtrails” in the scientific papers I have read. Yes, I know about Dennis Kucinich’s bill HR2977 where “chemtrails” are mentioned as an exotic weapon.

But there are some problems associated with using a word that is connected to such a phrase; exotic weapon. It negates the implications of it's current uses on a daily basis as a missile guidance system, military communications superhighway, radar jammer, the finest tuned internet and international communications satelite destroyer, delivery system of lightning storms, wind storms, sand storms, biological weapons, and perfect plane of existence for launching nuclear weapons over a curved earth with excellent accuracy. That is only to name a few of the current uses of this "spray". You see, when you say to someone “Look, there’s this scary new weapon technology called chemtrails, and it’s a huge plot to spray the sky all over the world.", you're being a little vague. Using a word that was created decades and decades after the government started spraying the skies with military chaff and silver iodide-to name a couple of aerosol conductors- expresses an ignorance of the history of aerosol and metal particulate spraying. These multipurpose technologies allow us to create a "plasma shield" around the earth and dominate the new electromagnetic superhighway created in the sky. Basically, the cold war has migrated into space.

“Chemtrails” may have shown up in a Senator’s bill, but the spraying of the skies, or the injecting of aerosols and particulates known and unknown into the atmosphere predates World War I. It’s also important to remember that the potential for weather modification has been investigated and practiced by ancient peoples, from indigenous tribes to the Egyptians and ancient Greeks.

Next, I never enter into those inane arguments centered around “contrail science”. People who have never read a lick of a science report in their lives are now quoting what temperature the ionosphere has to be in order for "contrails" to be created by aircraft. This is the explanation for their denial. If someone cuts and pastes that argument to me one more time I'll scream. It's astounding to me that you can "know" that much about physics, yet still be completely oblivious to the current standards of modern science and technology. If people want to argue that the portrait of horror up in the sky is merely aircraft contrails, so be it. Contrails; toxic, engineered, succinctly sprayed, contrails. End of argument. After all, it did begin with "contrail" studies. Really, call them what you want, they're toxic to life on earth.

And why is it that these junior scientists can never explain to me-or even attempt to explain how clouds can fill the sky in the desert when the humidity is 6%? And how is it that they can suddenly appear and then mysteriously vaporize? "Chemtrails", "Contrails", let's call the whole thing off....

Another issue brought up by apologists is the accusation that “some kook is making outrageous claims that all over the world, there is a synchronized conspiracy of hundreds of jets spraying every day.” “How can there be such a huge conspiracy and yet no one knows about it?”, they ask, sarcastically. Start reading military documentation and you’ll see that it’s not a secret. You’ll see that every military that has planes, sprays the skies. If it’s not a secret, it’s not a conspiracy. They claim it’s for “military exercises”, but basically, that’s become a code for “it’s there all the time”. That’s where our technology is. That’s where the war is being fought. If one country has the technology, eventually every other country will have it. And people from all over the world are seeing these spray patterns. They're not going unnoticed by the public.

Need I mention how many American Military bases exist world-wide, and how many allied bases exist worldwide? Now let’s add the non-allied nations who also have the technology because they have airplanes. Do I have to go on? Wherever there are military planes and radar there is spraying. So you don’t need one centralized evil force involved in a huge world-wide conspiracy. You just need militaries with planes and the same high tech weapons technology and/or the potential for exploration and experimentation. No defense. Do the research.

Also, I will have to pass on the altruistic notion that geo-engineers just love us and the earth so much that they are trying to combat "global warming" with this spray around the earth to protect us from the sun's harmful UV rays. The concept is akin to putting out a forest fire with oil. This theory and this practice may be a by-product of high tech plasma experimentation, but it is only a small component of the playground above the earth, and one of the latter experiments-if we look at this theory in light of the early contrail experiments of the 1940's.

So, before we even talk about what is "global warming", can we please admit to the scores of decades of weather modification, industrial pollution, corporate rape of the environment, nuclear explosions-above ground, below ground, under water, and in space? Can we admit to the almost complete destruction of the world's forests-the climate regulators, and the construction of excessive numbers of calamitous dams that have crippled the eco-system's circulatory system? Perhaps before we have a debate about whether "global warming" exists and who is to blame, we can acknowledge our consumer and profit driven lifestyle that promulgates a complete lack of respect for all living organisms and their reproductive and migratory needs. If we open our eyes, maybe we can see all the damage that pavement and cement cause to natural environments. Then, we can talk about the heat....


For those of you who merely look up, and don’t notice anything, or never look up, and therefore have no point of reference regarding a real sky-one that exists free of man’s intervention-you are blind and ignorant. And if you choose to look upon those that do see the sky for what it is and ridicule them, I accuse you of criminal negligence. Your ignorance gives tacit collusion to all that you refuse to see is wrong. You are part of the problem. No defense. It’s that simple. How do you argue with someone like that? You don’t.

There's no way to change a world that we are oblivious to. Ignorance keeps us believing that we have no power to change anything. Convenient fairy tale. And for those of you who haven't the time or the interest to research what is going on in the world around you, please stop asking, "Why are they spraying?".

Whether we are talking about "chemtrails", or any other legitimate concern that elicits anger, accusations, and overtly contemptible reactions from the mainstream, it is important to remember that the issue remains not one of "conspiracy", but one of "truth". And in research, truth is often proven with patterns and connections.

One of the most disturbing patterns that has manifested itself to me in 20 years of researching scores of topics from thousands of sources, is the deeply convoluted and profoundly corrupt relationships that exist between institutions that we were taught to hold in high esteem. Ironically, these patterns of collusion, criminal activity, mutual support, protectionism and conniving, exist in contradiction to the public images that these institutions proudly flaunt. Ironically, their actions display tragic and humiliating conflicts of interest that well exceed the standard of criminal and malicious behavior.

In order to truly begin to understand what is going on in the sky, it helps if you have a clue about the relationships that exist between multinational corporations, the military, politicians, lobbyists, local governments, universities, university deans, research laboratories-both publicly and privately funded, the mass media, public relations firms, law enforcement agencies, private contractors, banks, philanthropic organizations, NGO's, statisticians, and other institutions that we were taught had been established to protect us from the evil out there.

For example, in regards to weather modification, aerosol programs (including chemtrails), electromagnetic experimentation and sonar experimentation-to name a few-this is not a conspiracy of a small group of people trying to hide the facts of their dangerous little foray into science. The white elephant in the room is the blurry, gloating, overfed, budgetary and technological lines of collusion that exist between NOAA (National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration), who is also NWS (The National Weather Service), whose front is the Weather Channel ( public access goes Hollywood bad ), who is the shill for NASA (National Atmospheric and Space Administration), who is also HAARP (High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), who is the darling of the military industrial complex, who happen also to be the defense contractors, who are also the pharmaceutical monoliths, who is the pesticide industry, who are also the biotech giants, and the energy corporations, who are all propped up, financed, and spoon- fed by the very "politicians" that people vote into office to advocate for their needs and their quality of life. Keep following the poisons down the chain, you will see your dollars at work.

LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE-It's Worse Than You Thought

So everyone is "researching" on the internet. We're all learning that our lives are laced with thousands of horrible involuntary chemicals. We're looking at air, soil, and water samples, and seeing dangerously high levels of barium, strontium, silver, cadmium, manganese and aluminum. It's a varitable toxic cocktail of heavy metals, VOC's, and PCB's. For those who have been sleeping all their lives, the sudden knowledge of chemtrails coinciding with their new knowledge of our shiny phosphorescent drinking water and metal-laced air, there is only one conclusion: CHEMTRAILS. "Maybe it's depopulation, maybe it's germ warfare." Those darn chemtrails are killing us. If not for chemtrails we could be happy-go-lucky once again, like the good old days before the spraying and deception.

But in reality, we are dying the death of a thousand cuts. This is not the first rape of the Nile. For those of us who from the time we were children, could never accept the fact that there was water we couldn't drink or swim in, this depressing slap in the face is nothing new. We grew up seeing schools of dead fish, toxic smoke billowing from smokestacks, breathing exhaust, overdosing on freon and smelling rotting water. We played in the woods, only to see every inch of natural life paved over for cookie cutter houses and strip malls. We were taught by authorities that this was called "progress". "Progress" was programmed to mean "good for us".

For those of us who have seen clearcuts, mountain-top removal, oil in the Amazon, and for those of us who know that every community in North America sits upon toxic plumes of groundwater, this affront to the sky is no surprise. Many of the chemicals we find in our food, soil, air, water, and bodies belong to the spray from jets, but they also belong to every microchip maker, mining company, natural gas company, oil company, nuclear power plant, landfill, defense contractor, factory, dry cleaner, and every military base, to name a few. You need only read some "Superfund" reports to get to know the criminals in your neigborhood.

"Chemtrails" are not ruining our lives. Blinders are ruining our lives. This is not just about the spraying of the sky. It's about civilization's aversion to reality. It's about our deeply programmed, "business as usual" demeanor in the face of the domination of our natural domain. We are taught to be obedient as we are deliberately displaced and isolated from the natural world. As a society, we are passively witnessing the re-setting of our eco-system rhythms, while all life sustaining systems are hijacked by those in power who feel "entitled" to ownership and control of them. Once nature's miracles are stolen, harnessed, "dominated", legislated, domesticated, privatized, patented, fenced off, and completely exploited, the ruins are sold back to us; spoiled, rotting, toxic, overpriced, and valueless. It's a truly psychotic transaction.

Ignorance May Be Bliss, but KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Okay, so we can lay down and feel powerless, overwhelmed and depressed. Yes, that can be a reasonable reaction. We can bury ourselves on our computers, distract ourselves with our electronic toys, anesthetize ourselves by staring at screens of fantasy worlds all day and night. We can self-medicate our way out of this predicament of reality. Or we can look the other way and focus on our next big purchase. After all, we work so hard, we've earned the right to "veg" when we are not serving our relentless, faceless master with every ounce of energy we can muster up. I could never grasp the phrase "ignorance is bliss", because blindness incapacitates the spirit.

Reading will help you to understand the materialization of events, of anomalies created by mankind, and deeds that are completely foreign to the natural world and catastrophic to our eco-system. These "proceedings" are lethal to life on earth. These traumatic and intrusive medelings are morally toxic and spiritually bankrupt. They materialize regularly, and are deliberate, coordinated, and succinct.

Please start reading books. A large percentage of my research comes from books. Another great source is documentaries. And another is personal interviews. Get to know people with knowledge that you want. That may even be your next door neighbor. Get to know the smaller yet legitimate sources of independent news. The internet can be a great research tool, but it only does certain things well. I really use the internet for reference purposes. Almost as a librarian would. I can use it to learn what I'd like to read next, which author or scientist, or documentary I want to study next. I can use it to see where a particular person may be giving a lecture. I can use the internet to cross reference concepts I'm studying. It's also a great instantaneous communications tool. I can also utilize it the way the government does, to surveil what people are thinking and saying to each other about a specific topic. But I never let the internet tell me what I should think. And for god's sake, step away from your computer and go for a walk.

It's essential that you learn to cross reference your facts from independent sources, from all countries, and all political leanings. But most importantly, you must get out there in the world and seek your knowledge. You must walk in your neighborhood. You must walk in natural areas. You MUST speak with indigenous people, you must speak with researchers, you must speak with the elderly-they can answer a lot of questions about skies and weather. And start speaking to homeless people. They possess a very high awareness of natural and unnatural patterns in our society.

Now, how did I get so far away from "chemtrails"? I didn't. What we choose to see every day is based on how much reality we feel we can handle. This should give you some insight as to why some people can look up at the sky and see nothing wrong.

Nature continues to teach us every day that we can rise to our highest potential as humans when we are connected to a miraculous eco-system. Remember this: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. Knowledge is power. Don't let anyone tell you that you can't be effective.


When I'm asked, "What can we do about it?", I respond internally with other questions, "Do you mean what can be done?", "Can we ever stop it?", "Who is the person we need to contact in order to stop this?", or, "Is there such a thing as damage control in this situation?"

Stopping "chemtrails" or programs that spray the sky is akin to trying to stop the way coal is mined, or the way wood is produced, animals harvested, or weapons designed. It's like trying to change the way power,ownership, security, and weapons of mass destruction are idolized and prioritized in our society. This simple, innocent question of, "How do we stop the spraying?", invariably leads us to such questions as, "How do we stop civilization from valuing humans-and only certain groups of them-over the needs of other humans, and those of the natural world?". How can we make those in power realize that the happiness of humans is tied directly to the health and abundance of our eco-system?

Have you ever tried to stop a freeway from being built? A trade agreement from being signed? Have you ever tried to save an old building from demolition? Have you ever tried to get one homeless person off the streets and back into society? You are now stepping onto the ruthless, treacherous, all too familiar turf that environmentalists and activists tread upon daily. Who is an "activist" or an "environmentalist"? Well, these people are teachers, lawyers, writers, scientists, students, caregivers, artists, researchers, grandparents, farmers, waiters, and anyone you may encounter on your daily walks. They are people from all walks of life. What they have in common is a knowledge and deep understanding of the exploitation of our earth, the pain inflicted upon it's inhabitants, and it's causes and effects. And they are so moved by these injustices that they react to them with action. That's what an "activist" is. Someone who cares enough to put the time and energy into changing something that feels so wrong. So now, when someone asks of chemtrails, "What can we do to stop them?", we must understand the machinery from which they emanate. It is a long, merciless road to change. And one you will have to walk alone a lot of the time. If you sincerely ask, "How can we stop them?", you have two choices; you can become a knowledgeable activist, or you can walk away and join the rest of civilization dancing to the fiddle as Rome burns.


A good way to learn the different methods for expressing your knowledge of the subjects you have researched, or learning how to take direct action to change a destructive force, is to read books by people who have done just that. There is a great book by author/activist Derrick Jensen called, "How Shall I Live My Life?". It discusses the destructive dominant culture with ten people who have devoted their lives to undermining it. It is an inspiring, enlightening, collection of interviews.There are many other beautiful, intelligent people out there who care about the earth and it's inhabitants, and possess great scientific, historical, and practical knowledge. They write books, create cartoons, make documentaries, build websites, or start research groups. Some coordinate community action groups or are involved in many other forms of direct action. Others do independent radio or tv broadcasts-for which the internet is a very useful tool- and they help to educate others. There are also many artists, sculptors, musicians, actors, poets and photographers who have found beautiful and powerful ways to communicate very complex and socially unpopular messages quite successfully. It's a delicate balance between true knowledge and our ability to function effectively in the world. Only you can formulate the equation between anger and inspiration.

One thing is for sure, there is no moving forward, there is no action, without knowledge. And I will repeat myself and say, "To those of you who don’t have the time or inclination to find out what is going on in the world, please stop asking, "Why?". " The way I see it, there's no getting away from the destruction mankind has wrought upon this earth. And ignoring things-especially in order to pacify the people around us- only makes things worse.

Hopefully, you've learned a little more about what is going on up in the sky. You see that people of all kinds can be made to open their eyes to ugly situations by using an imaginative toolbox of approaches. We understand that this brutal education of both us and them, is the beginning of growth and action. Action must take place all over the globe if we are to be able create a tidal wave of opposition strong enough to shatter the current power structure. Ultimately, if you really want to know what's going on in your world, you're going to have to do a lot of researching, and have a lot of conversations with people from all walks of life.

This article is linked to my website http://www.iseelines. There, you will find all my downloadable reports, photos essays, video, and articles. I'm helping you start your research off with a few of my favorite reports that do contain proof of the spraying. If you've seen these, please click to go to I SEE LINES and you can start your research from there.

I'd like to end this article with a quote from Ramsey Clark, who was a high ranking government official who consistently takes the side of the oppressed. In an interview with Derrick Jensen for Derrick's book, "Resistance Against Empire", he said, "We have to realize that we won't be happy unless we try to do our part. And if a small portion of us simply do our part, that will be enough. If even 1 percent of the people of this country could break out of the invisible chains, they could bring down this military-industrial complex-this tyranny of corporations, this plutocracy- overnight. That's all it would take: 1 percent of the people." He continues further on, "Any fool can be unhappy; in fact, we make whole industries out of being unhappy, because happy people generally make lousy consumers." And at the end of the interview, he said something I truly want to leave you with; He said that despite the horrors they had experienced, he noticed an exceptional joy amongst the poor, amongst indigenous peoples, the persecuted, and the victims of genocide. People who struggle daily for their existence. He said, "They sing and dance and have fun. They can't see life as so much drudgery. I saw that same joy among the civil rights protesters in the 1960's. Watching them sing as they marched, I couldn't help but realize that you feel better when you're doing something you feel is right-no matter how hard it is."

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Linked to this page is my website which contains a research page filled with official reports and research papers.This is where I store some of the research reports I have read that have really helped me understand what is going on out there.

A few words about reading reports: They can seem intimidating. But words are just words, and dictionaries and background information that provide context are easily found with a little patience. Knowledge takes time and commitment. Start with one sentence at a time and keep reading it until you start to understand it. You may have to read a whole report numerous times before you begin to grasp the concepts. That's okay. Since when are we "grown-ups" supposed to stop figuring out how to understand things?

I have posted a few reports here that I consider to be of importance in regards to what is going on in the sky. All of these are on the full downloadable reports page.

REPORTS: These Are A Good Place To Start

First of all if you want to download a copy of this report for easy printing, click here: NO APOLOGIES PDF

••••• The first item is an article I wrote called:
"Connections: Yes We Are Being Sprayed"

If you haven't read it, please do, it will provide some background on the history of dangerous government sanctioned programs and experiments.

•••••This next report is about spraying the sky. It's called:
"Intense Convective Storms with Little Or No Lightning Over Central Arizona: A Case Of Inadvertent Weather Modification?"

It is from 1996 from the JOURNAL OF APPLIED METEOROLOGY. As I said, there is so much documentation out there that the military is spraying the sky. It's presented by researchers from NOAA (always go to the source) National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman Oklahoma. It's only 13 pages and it discusses how all the chaff being sprayed from military planes (during "training exercises") was possibly modifying the weather over Arizona. There are so many reports like this one, so many smoking guns. When you get to the source, no one is asking "Are they spraying the sky?", they're studying what effects the spraying is having.

•••••The next report is longer but it is another smoking gun. It's called:
"ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - DOD (Department of Defense) Management Issues Related To Chaff"

It's a report done in 1998 by the United States General Accounting Office that discusses the impacts that the spraying of chaff is having on the environment. It also mentions a specific case of the rediculously dense spraying of CHAFF over Arizona and how it created false radar readings with the National Weather Service (false radar reading is one of the purposes of CHAFF spraying during war time). The report also mentions the potential for chaff to disrupt communications that control air traffic. It discusses CHAFF's toxicity-and it is agreed in the report that it's toxic, although the military experts downplay this fact. There are many other issues related to CHAFF discussed in this report. They are of course, "chemtrail" issues.


According to their charter, "The Institute offers scientifically supported recommendations to the Ministers of Environment and National Defence on the policy issues relating to the impacts of low-level flying". It's from a workshop they gave in Goose Bay Newfoundland in 2005. Once again, this should put to rest any doubt that toxic stew is being sprayed from airplanes.

•••••This report is amazing. It is a medical hypotheses. It was written by a researcher named Mark Purdey. It's called:

It may take a dictionary and a bit of time to digest, but everything he writes is worth reading. Mark Purdey was a British Organic farmer who became a researcher. He called himself an "eco-researcher". He started studying Mad Cow disease (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy), BSE. He correctly theorized that the disease was not infectious but had environmental causes. He found elevated silver, barium, and strontium in antlers, vegetation, and soil sourced from areas where animals suffered from CWD (Chronic Wasting Disease). He mentions both weather modification and military spraying as sources of the heavy metals. His theory goes one step further; he believed that the buildup of these heavy metals in the system, specifically the brain, collect and the piezoelectric crystals lay dormant until they are exposed to loud noises i.e. munitions factories, military bases, airports etc. The decibels essentially "wake up" the disease and transmit it. He traveled all over the world taking samples from animals, soil, and vegetation and found a pattern in the animals' diseases: weather modification spraying or military chaff, pesticides, and high decibel noises. To oversimplify, he also felt there was the same connection to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. His web site is no longer accessible, but you can still find his reports on various sites.

This report is not a quick read. But I would read everything he ever wrote. He, like a disproportionate amount of "eco- researchers" died of a brain tumor.

I put in a couple of bonus reports:
ARIZONA WEATHER MODIFICATION WORKSHOP CONFERENCE- Statutes Rules And Regulations In The West/Flagstaff 2008



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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Donkeytale is a Confirmed Troll Thread

Peace activist protests on Vineyard

Perverted troll known as donkeytale: ... exemplified by the complete irrelevance of the "great" Cindy Sheehan and whatever precious few token photo-op-for-poseurs antiwar demonstrations

... Cindy Sheehan, whose whining after the fact has no resonance outside of a handful of pwoggies

There's a blogger who emerged out of Daily Kos bannings named Marisacat. She believes donkeytale is paid astroturf. Those are her exact words. I'm not sure. He very well could be. If he is, he's working for the Democratic Leadership Council. If this is true, then donkeytale is not the only username he has. That one has been specifically utilised to put his paw prints on offshoot, Daily Kos blogs. Who he is elsewhere would be impossible to figure out.

Let me make this clear. There are only two possible types of blogger this person could be. He's either a very messed up, perverted, anti-social misfit, or he is paid to steer votes towards the moderate wing of the Democratic Party. Without a paystub, that's the best one can say. What's my opinion? I think he's paid to post, though I've no way of knowing for sure. Whether he is or not, he's clearly been a disruptive, internet presence who's added nothing much of value other than confusion.

This is not to say he isn't a good writer at times. I'm not saying he doesn't have his good moments. I'm just saying, and I'm not thanking him for this.

He has something he calls the projection alert. It's his device to throw the reader off that he is a bald-faced hypocrite. Recently he posted generic lies about my posting history. I have a few blogging friends. There are others I am still in conract with despite their not having the time to blog like the old days. Donkeytale, on the other hand, has only one blogging friend left, and that's another dirtbag troll named noom.

Donkeytale had been on friendly blogging terms with someone named Eric S.. One time bestiality pictures were put up at FSZ. Even though they were posted by someone named donkeytail, and Eric denied posting them, the spin was that Eric was indeed donkeytail. The pervert known as donkeytail was more likely to have been a UGOG'er, noom, or now we could even add donkeytale as a suspect. What was Eric's crime that brought about this punishment of libel? He was pro-Israeli going up against a sect of pro-Palestinian bloggers with indirect ties to neonazi websites.

While going through some archives to accumulate material for this entry, it blew my mind to find out donkeytale had also spread the rumour Eric S was behind the posting of bestiality images. Eric S. has always been open about his real name. This wasn't just another idiotic, out of control, flame fest involving anonymous usernames. Eric S. doesn't hide his true identity. Donkeytale wrote,
You just go on and keep hopin yur makin a difference.

I like the pictures myslef. I enjoyed Erics bestiality pix on FSZ too.

I enjoy watching good, decent middle class people squirm. Always makes my day.

So does your pretending that you are doink something meaningful.

What ever gets you thru the nite "lefty."

It's almost infinite the amount of time one could spend parsing through donkeytale's many thousands of posts. Those aware of his schtick who read through this entry will be going yes, uh-huh, gotcha sure thing, yep, true as true is true. For others, they will have to decide for themselves. I am pretty good at this kind of thing. I nailed the Annette Appollo, Susan Polk, and Theresa Duncan stories, not to mention many others. Donkeytale shouldn't have messed with me. Eventually I do figure things out, whether it concerns a big name like hoax master Brad Friedman or insignificant, perverted scum such as donkeytale.

He's definitely a confirmed pervert who condones sexual relations between adults and minors. For those who don't know it, his current username at My Left Wing is Joseph KKK. He can't even hide being a troll with his usernames. The Ku Klux Klan? Wow, what a creep.

I think the most interesting aspect of donkeytale is this. If one didn't know it was him writing, at times one could think he may be a Republican political operative. No, he isn't. Not even close. He is an old-school Democrat as in DINO, DLC, or Blue Dog. He's the yippie who became a yuppie. He's an admitted ex-con who claims to have been a lefty socialist during the sixties. Now he says he runs a business. Now he attacks lefty idealism. Whenever this becomes clear, he changes the subject, denies that what he wrote is what he actually meant, or goes into warp drive nine, trolling mode.

At Maryscott O'Connor's My Left Wing, donkeytale wrote,
I often wonder how [Cindy Sheehan] came to raise up a "warrior son" in the first place, approvingly sending him off to boot camp?

Oh, you mean the VOLUNTEER military is not just a jobs training program, a way to accumulate tuition money? You mean that nice sergeant at the recruitment center was lying????

Cindy Sheehan is gigging dude, an opportunist using her dead son for fun and profit. I have no problem with her schtick, but its a far cry from where she sits to grateness.

She's found her a nice job, is all, standing around all day in front of the MSM, collecting donations from the Left Behind.

Now, institutionalized. An annual event attracting dozens.....the Jerry Lewis Telethon of the Left Behind. Give a dollar and feel all good about yourself.

Donkeytale is a liar. Cindy Sheehan had advised her son Casey to not enlist. It took me five seconds of googling to confirm this, although she does regret having not tried harder. As blogger Ed Tant explained,
Talking with me after her speech, Sheehan urged parents to discourage their children from joining the military and said that whether parents of fallen military personnel are for or against the Iraq war, "My heart is with you because I know how painful it is."

Sheehan lost her son in Iraq in 2004.

"I wish I had tried harder to stop my son, Casey, from joining the military," she told me.
Let's get back to the MLW thread. Donkeytale was confronted. He tried to change the subject. He's notorious for hijacking threads. We can also start to see he always has an insidious explanation for anything flat out wrong he posts, if one is able to expose it. When donkeytale realised there was no way he could ignore how his right wing attack on Sheehan was now fully in the open, he countered that his attack was really on a poster named fairleft, not Cindy. Nonetheless, even then he still he found a way to continue throwing sweet Cindy Sheehan under the bus by questioning her motives. That's sophisticated trolling at its best. That's sophistry. As defined by a website, Sophism pertains to "a deliberately invalid argument displaying ingenuity in reasoning in the hope of deceiving someone."
I'm not so much criticizing Sheehan as I am YOU for terming what she does [as] "greatness."

The definition of "greatness" has been severely degraded, if [that's the] case. About as severely degraded as the the term "leftist activism" in fact.

I mean five-six peeps standing in the shade holding signs in front of the media is merely perfunctory stuff. And when its your gig, its even more perfunctory. Its a job, not an adventure. Now, I'm sure if everybody got paid there would be thousands maybe millions of "leftist activists". But volunteers?

Blah blah blog. Nowheresville.

The schtick at Bushs ranch had some sizzle at the time and got some attention. Had she or someone in her PR team actually grown it into any kind of mass antiwar activism, or sustained activism of any sort against the PTB, y'know an actual movement, that would be greatness.

Trying to pump up Sheehan into something she's not, as you do here, is as delusional trying to convince yurslef that Nadir is something he's not. Just another paid hack.

But whatever gets you thru the nite, "lefty."
Even the right wing, Fox News producer was stunned by donkeytale's defamatory statements directed at Cindy.
Yikes. That's awfully cynical of you KKK.

I'll be the first [to] admit that Cindy didn't help herself when she did the International ANSWER Hugo/Castro World message, credibility in peril.

But as probably the only person in here who's dealt with Cindy a bunch of times, she's smart and super nice.
Now watch as donkeytale pulled out his best attempt at right woos left sophistry dressed up as "regular guy" common sense.
For a journalist you are misreading as badly as my friend here.

I am a firm believer in "enlightened self interest" even if the enlightenment comes at the price of your only son.

My "cynical" take is directly solely at Failleft here....I think I said in this thread "mopowr to her" for what she's on about.

I've known my share of celebs too, in similar business circumstances, as well as many many rich, deeply conservative peeps, such as H. Ross Perot, who the leftworld consider truly evil....and they are generally as nice as can be....well, except for Perot, infact. That dude is simply as complete an asswipe fucktard in RL as you could imagine in yur wildest dreams.

Besides, I doubt that many people, except those few truly at the very top of the heap, in the arts mostly, can truly afford to offend even minor MSM media apparatchiks, can they?
Donkeytale finished up his contribution with his typical hijacking tactics. He spoke of Ayn Rand, the Japanese economy, health care, and how so-called "left behinds" such as Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader are bad news.

Donkeytale also used to write for a DKos offshoot called Booman Tribune. A bunch of people there said he sounded very familiar. A poster named Petey was mentioned. A Petey from Daily Kos' past appears to have been donkeytale's original username. I sincerely believe they are one and the same. I've looked into this before. The two have a lot in common, from their blue dog democratic leanings, to their propensity for making sadistic comments, to their inflated views of owning great senses of humour. Petey appears to have been a paid astroturfer for the Democratic Leadership Council. More on that in a bit.

Petey: Re: the petey ticket
"Is that why I had to shovel my driveway this morning?"

of course.

but don't fear, Petey has expressed his support for a Constituitional Amendment banning most forms of driveway clearing.

under a Petey administration, the only legal form of snow removal will be with hair dryers, each limited to no more than 120 watts.

If one goes to donkeytale's DKos diary page, they will notice that his final two entries before banishment were When Donkeytale is Elected President...... and When Donkeytale Is Elected Pres...Part II.

If one looks into Petey's and donkeytale's blogging, they will find amazing similarities. Check out what Petey had to say about Joe Trippi on Jan. 15th, 2004. Take note of how he talks in the third person, as donkeytale likes to do.
Petey's Accumulated Wisdom on '04

* Joe Trippi for DNC Chairman
* John Edwards for President
A mere three weeks later, Petey was singing a different tune.
I'd be angry at Joe Trippi's decision making... one crucial thing you'll quickly discover: you can tell if Joe Trippi is lying by looking to see if his lips are moving... i will tell you who i really hate, even more than i hate Republicans - people on the left who spread the nonsense that there is no difference between the two parties. in almost every case, they know it to be false, and are doing it for cynical and self-serving reasons. i believe that in the lowest circle of hell, you'll find Ralph Nader and Joe Trippi writhing for all eternity.
The heading for this last comment was, "You don't read very well, do you?" Compare that to donkeytale's comment in the Sheehan thread, "For a journalist you are misreading as badly as my friend here." Or one could go cybersleuthing and find countless times donkeytale has made that specific kind of condescending comment. I've heard it plenty of times directed at myself. The funny thing is, donkeytale thinks his not so funny projection alerts cancel out all his hypocritical contradictions. In the last post he ever made on this blog, he showed a total lack of reading comprehension by not directly answering a question. Most people simply get tired of his antics. Donkeytale is a bullying, thread hijacking, salty sailor talk sophist. It took me a longer time than most to catch onto his mental illness or paid activity. But I have, and it feels wonderful to not have him on this blog ever again.

Here's more from Petey from the most recently linked to thread. Sound familiar?
i insult when i am insulted.

this is why i post on meaningless bulletin boards rather than working Party outreach.

if you, like i do, believe in what the Democratic Party stands for, you should work to help it, even when you're candidate loses in the primaries - like mine did, i might add.

if you don't believe in what the Democratic Party believes in, well fine. i think you're wrong, but fine.

but if you make your decision on the fact that people like me have no patience when they get insulted, well, i dunno what to tell you.
People should actually read through that whole thread to see in a nutshell what Petey was up to. That dude had a serious dislike for Howard Dean. Petey was all about getting everyone to stop criticizing the party leadership, one fixated on triangulation just like donkeytale. Petey was all about getting an owned Democrat the nomination. He claimed John Kerry was the polar opposite of the Democratic Leadership Council. Here's another strange Petey quote. Someone asked him how he could still be peddling Kerry as having no close connection to the DLC. He responded, "calling me a liar, colleen? well, then, i'll call you an idiot back if you think Kerry is from the same wing of the Party as the DLC. i'll call you an idiot because you're obviously too stupid to be making this stuff up."

That's the kind of mind bending, anti-social sophistry donkeytale is well-known for.

Petey said, "When you indiscriminately attack the Party, you are attacking the very core people who the Party represents."

A response to that was, "Are you from the Politburo? Central Committee?"

Amen. Or schadenfreude, for whenever a right woos left liar is exposed.

It's now getting a bit jumbled in my mind where Petey said things, and where they're located. I mean, people really need to check this out for themselves to see whether they too believe donketale and Petey are probably the same person. Petey comes across much more than donkeytale as being a political operative, that's for sure. But if they are the same person, all bets are off that donkeytale is a regular guy.

Petey in donkeytale style would later claim he never denied John Kerry was a card carrying member of the DLC. His answer for everything was that being a member of the DLC doesn't mean that person is located in that wing of the Democratic Party. That's the ticket. In regards to Howard Dean, who he called an opportunist, that was the same descriptive used by donkeytale in reference to Cindy Sheehan. Petey also said, "and yes, given the dynamics of this year, if Dean had run as the Jimmy Carter he really is, rather than the Jerry Brown he's not, he might have had a serious shot." How are these two not the same guy?

Donkeytale has consistently sought me out to blog with. He did it at Dave From Queens. He did it here. He told me his name in real life is Peter. During one political conversation we were having at DFQ, I was surprised to realise how conservative a democrat he really is. His response was that he's tired of Republican rule, that America is conservative, and if Democrats want to be out of power for another forty years, they can keep alienating middle of the road folks.

Here's more from Petey sounding exactly like donkeytale.
i don't put this charge [to divide the party] on the members of the campaign who were duped.

i do put this charge on the heads of Joe Trippi and Howard Dean who say a way to run an insurgent canpaign by lying through their teeth about the nature of the Democratic Party. i do think these two slimeball make a deliberate decision to cyncially promote a Party diviisive strategy to win the nomination over a divided field. they cared not how much damage they would do to the institutions of the left in their singleminded focus on their jihad.
To paraphrase, someone then asked Petey if he thought all these Dean supporters had been duped and never had similar ideas with or without Howard Dean. Petey's response, like donkeytale's at times, revealed how he is ultimately a fake lefty.

i believe that there's a left wing of the Party. however this year, that wing attempted an inept hostile takeover of the Party. and one of their methods was to run relentless against the Party for a solid year in a misguided attempt to mau-mau the Party into submission.

of course, it was never going to work. and we are now left with a much more dividied Party than we had a year ago, with many on the frige being convinced that their party is their enemy.

i also believe these cynical messages were distributed in such a way that many decided they had arrived at their conclusion on their own, instead of being manipulated by Burlington.

this is Joe Trippi's standard style. Donna Brazille had a great quote on Trippi. "No matter where Joe goes, he fails and leaves a huge mess in the Party for others to clean up."

get yourself deprogrammed ASAP, so we can all re-unite to have our voices heard in the eternal re-alignment of coalitions inside the Party.

I have more things to share but will do so in the comment section, when I get the time.

It will be seen how donkeytale's astroturfing is comprised mostly of himself leeching onto other blogger's energy. That is what he does. There is not one shred of original, donkeytale material that anyone can remember off-hand. There's no contribution, nothing to point to and say that could have been the best thing he ever wrote. The thing some of us wonder when reading Peter's donkeytale username is whether he is some anonymous, nobody pervert or is paid to post. Since there is no paystub, the best thing is to ignore him and the places he posts at. I am only doing this now, because he came on my turf and caused a stink.

Once I'm done with this thread, it's over for me writing about some pervert from Texas named Pete.

He's a leech. Just like the Free Speech Zone blog he has returned to has been a historic, troll leech. FSZ stole from Dave Weintraub while simultaneously throwing him under the bus. That is rock solid fact. Ironically, donkeytale is the true opportunist, a word he likes to use when taking dumps on good people like Cindy Sheehan and Howard Dean.

When Eric S. got trolled on at pffugee concerning an unproven, pervert allegation, both he and myself quit that dive. On the contrary, allegations that donkeytale is a pervert have been proven. He cannot escape that label. It's no wonder then that he continued to post at Pffugee, even after myself and Eric abandoned it. Donkeytale only quit Pffugee when it became clear that myself and Eric were gone. Donkeytale followed me to DFQ and DFQ2. Now that I have finally seen the light and have tossed him to the curb, he is back at FSZ. He says he knows it's a stinky blog, but he likes to see his schtick in print. However, Donkeytale's blogging cannot stand on its own. There's no "there" there.

Donkeytale did leech onto Dave Weintraub back in the day. He would ultimately make fun of Dave. That's how donkeytale works. He supports the right for people to be ridiculed.

The following shows how easy it is to fall for donkeytale's schtick. It's also a warning. As Dave prefaced the donkeytale quote, "While I may not agree with donkeytale's politics on many things nor how he has treated a couple of people...."

Donkeytale is like a fifth column. He's like the bad guys in Capra movies who usurp good values and corrupt them from within. One example of this analogy is how on the surface there is freedom of the press, yet when push comes to shove, the bad guys control that vehicle for free speech. That's what's going on with the blogosphere. There's an illusion of free speech. And unfortunately too often the ones speaking truth to soapblox or other blog powers, such as donkeytale aka Petey and MattyJack of FSZ, such strawmen turn out to be disgusting, cowardly, perverted, and manipulative liars. They ultimately don't get away with it, however, since they do eventually expose themselves as being right woos left frauds paid or not. That's what happened to Markos Moulitsas, who some have wondered if he receives an annual salary from the DLC for promoting their talking points.
[Donkeytale making sense concerning FSZ in an attempt to leech onto DFQ] Yes. The differences have nothing to do with "principles" as the sacred cows try to have it. Its about herding and belonging. They didnt belong there. They belong here, so they set about erecting barriers around themselves and their friendz.

There, they were "trolls". Here, mainly by virtue of their tag-teaming, they are now "respected" "insiders." Nevermind that respect and insiderism are supposedly anathema to a free speech site, or supposedly beside the point. Once you get the cliques formed, the trouble, the endless gotchas, the inane flame warz, never end....until finally, the massah becomes disgusted with what his site has become and pulls the plug on the entire mess.

The ex-hunteds have now become the kops. SUre, its a softer stick, no banning weapons, but there is more than one way to die....and a slow inconsequentiual death is the one preferred by cowards, and it is the one FSZ is experiencing before our eyes.

Cons turned kops is a phenomenon of which those of us who have experience with the prison industrial complex from the inside are very familiar....

This site picked up where PFF left off, which is to say, the spreading cancer of ex-Kos trolls and ex-kos kops who suddenly realized that, by joining forces, they could become that which they never could become at DKOS: self important figures possessing the respect of the kkkrowd.

And all the subtle and not so subtle attempts to monitor, regulate and set the tone of "normalcy" for a site with ostensibly, no rulez beyond not breaking the law.

Its never about principles. Its about the warmth at the center of the herd...
I'll add more in the comments for sure, but I don't know when I'll get the chance. One of my blogging friends has written a new paper on weather mitigation and says I can post it. It feels so good to have nothing to do with donkeytale anymore. Let the sunshine in!